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August 18, 2010 10:07:53 PM

I''m building a new computer for my brother. His current laptop is starting to crash and burn so I told him I would build him a new system (if he paid for it of course). He is computer illiterate so I don't think he will be overclocking. He only games lightly with a couple of older games (gta san andreas), but would like to play Starcraft 2. Below is what I am planning to put into the new computer.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support VideoCard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic S12II 430B 430W ATX12V V2.3/EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

**I'm still looking for a case. Something in the ballpark of $50-$100 (the closer to $50 the better :D  ) and mid-tower.

He already has a mouse/keyboard and I have an extra copy of Windows 7 to use...

Any comments/suggestions/critiques would be a great help!
August 18, 2010 10:35:43 PM

he only plays older games now because his laptop has integrated graphics and cant handle newer games. i imagine he will start playing some newer games once i finish this computer

I want to avoid SSDs for now due to the high cost

Thanks for the mobo suggestions. i'll look into them
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August 18, 2010 11:46:56 PM

$627AR
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August 19, 2010 12:41:19 AM

that looks good, thanks batuchka
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 19, 2010 12:50:34 AM

You are welcomed ^^
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